Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 5 – Fires of Penn’s Woods

The Fires of Penn’s Woods Event
has been Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to a lack of pre-registration, The Fires of Penn’s Woods event planned for Thursday,September 5th at 7 pm has been cancelled.
In the future, we encourage any person interested in events at the Ned Smith Center to pre-register on our website so that we have a better gauge of attendees prior to the event at hand.

 

Saturday, September 14 – Troegs + NSCNA Rugged 5K Trail Run

Our Tröegs sponsored RUGGED Trail Run engaged over 300 participants PLUS spectators, staff, volunteers and vendors in both 2017 and 2018. We are geared up for making this another successful fundraiser in support of Our Mission of merging the arts and the natural world. The Center boasts a beautiful woodland setting, 12 miles of trails on 500+acres, a scenic bridge over the Wiconisco Creek, a natural play area, three ever changing art galleries featuring Ned Smith’s art and various national and local artists, a gift shop AND innovative educational programs.

SOLD OUT
$40 registration
children 12 and under $10

 

Saturday, September 21 – Hunter Trapper Safety

This training course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before buying a license and is open to anyone age 11 and older. There will be a certification exam at the end of the course. Course manuals are available at the Ned Smith Center gift shop during regular hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Lunch will be provided. To register, please visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website (pgc.pa.gov), click on “Education,” and search for this class by name and location. There is no charge for the course, the manuals or lunch.
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 28 – Wildlife Art Auction 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10 a.m. Registration Opens
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Silent Auction
1 p.m. Live Auction

Click here for the 2019 catalog of pieces up for auction.

Auction information:
• There is a $225 minimum on all Ned Smith artwork (prints and originals) in the live auction, unless another reserve price has been established by the object’s consignor. If a particular item does not meet the minimum, the piece will not sell.
• There is a $125 minimum on all non-Ned Smith artwork in the live auction, unless another reserve price has been established by the object’s consignor. If a particular item does not meet the minimum, the piece will not sell.
• Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase pieces that did not make the minimum sale price during the auction at the appropriate minimum following the auction.

 

Saturday, October 12 – Fall Family Fun Day

Join us for a picturesque afternoon in and around the Ned Smith Center as we gather for our annual Fall Family Fun Day, graciously sponsored by BB&T. This year, Zoo America will be joining us for a presentation for the entire family, The Great Migration. We’ll have activities including pumpkin chunkin’, painting and carving too. You don’t want to miss it, bring the entire family!

$5 Admission, Kids 4 & Under FREE

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE ADULT ADMISSION COUPON!

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Thursday, October 17 – A Day in the Life of a Modern Meteorologist: “But My App Said…”

Marisa A. Ferger, lecturer in meteorology and member of Penn State’s Weather Communications Group, will be here to discuss the science of weather forecasting. How are observations taken? What role do balloons play? How are computer models generated? We’ll dig deep into the atmosphere to answer your weather forecasting questions.

Pre-registration suggested. Click Here to Register.
Admission $5 per person ages 6 and up.
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

 

Friday, November 8 – An Evening with Owls

Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these beautiful creatures.  This Program features LIVE owls from ZooAmerica. Certified bird banders from the Center’s Northern Saw-Whet Owl Banding Project will provide owl banding demonstrations and discuss efforts to gather more information on the tiny birds that migrate through Penn’s Woods on cold fall nights.

Pre-registration suggested. Click Here to Register.

Admission $5 per person ages 6 and up.

Time: 7-9 pm